After 200m free, Sun shouted and punched in the air, releasing his pressure from the public since the non-license driving incident.
“I’m satisfied with today’s performance. It’s an easy win,” Sun said after setting the world’s fifth best of this year in 200m free.
Sun is expected to meet with arch rival Park Tae-Hwan of South Korea in the Asian Games. Sun’s result in 200m free here was 0.01 seconds quicker than Park’s personal best of this year.
“I saw his result, which is 0.01 seconds slower than mine,” Sun said.
In his specialties 400m and 1500m, Sun enjoyed a comfortable lead, while seeing results about 5 and 30 seconds shy of those set two years ago respectively.
In Zhang’s mind, Sun has a long way to go back to the top. “He is far from his top level,” he said.